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Guns on Campus

POSSESSION OF FIREARMS/WEAPONS ON UNIVERSITY OWNED OR CONTROLLED PREMISES

Idaho law enacted on July 1, 2014, permits enhanced concealed carry license holders and qualified retired law enforcement concealed carry license holders to carry concealed firearms on some Boise State University property. Idaho Senate Bill 1389, which goes into effect on July 1, 2016, does not amend Idaho Code §18-3309, which requires the University only to allow concealed carry by individuals with enhanced concealed carry permits, and only in certain areas of campus.

University Policy #12080 states that the possession, wearing, carrying, transporting or use of any weapon is generally prohibited on university owned or controlled premises, including vehicles parked on campus. There are exceptions to the general prohibition, including the exception required under the new law – lawful carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers and enhanced concealed carry license holders. The policy can be found online at http://policy.boisestate.edu/campus-security-and-safety/firearms-weapons-possession/

USEFUL INFORMATION

If you have a safety concern, please contact the Boise State University Department of Public Safety at 208-426-6911 or Boise Police at 9-1-1.

For questions regarding the campus policy, contact the Office of the General Counsel at 208-426-1203.